Winter Storm Thor Warning

Winter Storm Thor is in full force coming on the heels of Winter Storm Sparta. Thor is longer lasting than Sparta and most other winter storms. From California to Maine states are being hit with more snow, rain, ice and sleet. California was more welcome to the storm because of draught conditions.

Winter Storm Warnings

Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Storm Watches and Winter Weather Advisors have been issued for states across the country. Ice build-up on roads, power lines, and airplanes are creating dangerous conditions and are expected to increase. The reason for the increase is Thor is bringing tons of rain and sleet with dropping temperatures. Dense fog is adding to the already hazardous weather.

A small airplane crashed in Norfolk, Virginia leaving at least two dead. Dense fog was said to be the cause of the tragedy. Significant amounts of ice expected in several north, midwest, eastern and southern states including Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee.

This post is a WARNING about the widespread effects of Winter Storm Thor. Please take heed and be safe. Many record breaking cold temperatures will accompany this storm

Weather facts from Winter Storm Thor coming soon.

Winter Storm Sparta

March 2015 has started with more snow, ice and cold from Winter Storm Sparta. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather advisory for March 1st through March 3rd.

On March 1st an amazing 48 states had snow on the ground including Alaska and Hawaii. North Carolina, Oklahoma, Missouri and several other states reported treacherous road conditions with ice causing a slew of accidents. Many injuries and deaths are still resulting in the constant onslaught of this hazardous winter weather.

A large pileup of vehicles on I-44 in Missouri caused a major road closure and a tracter trailer overturned in Phelps County carrying hazardous materials. Winter Storm Sparta is being blamed for at least 7 deaths with multiple deaths reported in Missouri and Pennsylvania.

More record cold temperatures are being set in March with Poughkeepsie, New York feeling a freezing 1 degree on March 1st.

Inclement weather caused almost 500 flights to be canceled out of DFW International Airport. Over 4500 people were reported to be stranded with most sleeping at the airport hoping for renewed flights. Over 8,000 flights were either canceled or delayed nationwide. The widespread global freezing effect of Sparta covered approximately 2,000 miles.

Some snow totals from Winter Storm Sparta:

Arkansas

  • Odell – 4″

Illinois

  • Ogden – 9.7″
  • Springfield – 8.1″

Indiana

  • Middletown – 8.5″
  • Indianapolis – 7.8″

New Mexico

  • Wagon Mound – 12″
  • Albuquerque – 9.6″
  • Pecos – 6″

Oklahoma

  • Skiatook – 8″

Ohio

  • St. Marys – 8″
  • Dayton – 4.9″

Pennsylvania

  • Sarver – 5.3″
  • New Castle – 4″

Tell global warming that approximately 63% of the United States had snow cover on March 1st. Also tell climate change that Winter Storm Sparta added 2.1 inches of snow to Boston. This brings Boston’s snow total to over 104 inches as of March 2nd meaning the city only needs about 3.5 inches to top its all-time record of 107.6 inches.

Boston could break the record this week with more snow on the way and winter storms. Yes, plural stormS.


Winter Storm Remus

Winter Storm Remus came on the heels of Winter Storm Quantum which came on the heels of Winter Storm Pandera which came on the heels of – well, you get the picture. Six straight winter storms with little end in site. States of Emergency were called for even the deep south in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

On I-65 in northern Alabama several people spent the night in their vehicles. The stranded were hit so hard that the National Guard was brought in to help. Thunder snow was reported near Waco, Texas along with dangerous ice and sleet on roads in several cities throughout the south and east. Some Texas and Arkansas snow totals:

Texas

  • Domino – 7″
  • Longview – 7″

Arkansas

  • Chidester – 7″
  • Rison – 7″


Little Rock, Arkansas received 47.7 inches of snow from January 1, 2010 to February 25, 2015. In just over five years Little Rock had more snow than their previous twenty year total of 45.6 inches. Other southern totals:

Alabama

  • Guin – 12.7″
  • Huntsville – 8.2″

Georgia

  • Ringgold – 9″
  • Oakman – 9″
  • Stephensville – 9″
  • Trenton – 7″
  • Indian Springs – 6.1″

Mississippi

  • Furrs – 10″
  • Tremont – 10″
  • Tupelo – 7.3″

Tennessee

  • Coker Creek – 10″
  • Red Bank – 8″
  • Signal Mountain – 8″
  • Chattanooga – 7″

Sections of East Tennessee had up to 9 inches of snow. A man was killed when struck by a salt truck in Tennessee. Winter Storm Remus claimed at least seven lives. Even Louisiana reported up to 4 inches of snow in Bossier City. Pine Mountain, South Carolina registered 5.3 inches. More snow:

Virginia

  • Franklin – 8″
  • Farmville – 8″

Some other areas of Virginia had 9 inches of snow. Vienna, Maryland had 7 inches of snow. North Carolina had some quarter of a million households and businesses without power. Black ice, power lines down, snow and cold had a devastating effect on much of the southern and eastern U.S.A. from Remus.

Millions wish global warming were true. How about Global Freezing?

Records abound in this cold, snowy winter with Providence, Rhode Island setting a February record of 31.8 inches of snow. And then there is Boston, Chicago and Detroit with earth shattering winter season records. The rest of the story will continue.

 

Winter Storm Quantum

Winter Storm Quantum came right on the tail end of Winter Storm Pandora with more of the same. On Sunday February 22nd, The Weather Channel said temperatures would be ten to thirty degrees below average in a widespread area. Ice accumulations formed in several states making for very dangerous driving conditions. The deep south was impacted including the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Colorado Snow

Colorado received a Quantum snow amount that is a boom to the ski business and dangerous for travelers on the road. Then again Colorado citizens are used to amazing snow totals like these except for the Wolf Creek Pass Ski area:

  • Wolf Creek Pass Ski area – 39″
  • Westcliffe – 26″
  • Telluride – 25″
  • Valleciti – 24.3″
  • Eldorado Springs – 23.5″
  • Silverton – 20″
  • Durango – 18″
  • Boulder – 14.9″
  • Denver International Airport – 10.5″
  • Colorado Springs 10.5″

The widespread snow, frigid temperatures, ice and wind conditions put a freeze on the hesteria of global warming. Here are some more snow totals with keeping in mind it is not all inclusive of the far reaching effects of global cooling.

New Mexico

  • Red River Ski area – 24″
  • Angel Fire Ski area – 19″
  • Chama – 13″
  • Questa – 9.5″

Maine

  • East Machias – 12.5″
  • Bar Harbor – 11″
  • Eastport – 9.6

Kansas

  • Scott State Lake – 9″
  • Goodland – 6.2″
  • Garden City – 6″

North Carolina

  • Brevard – 8″
  • Sylva – 6″
  • Newland – 4″

Texas

  • Dalton – 6″
  • Amarillo – 5.5″
  • Texline – 5″
  • Borger – 4.6′

Oklahoma

  • Haskell – 5.5″
  • Edmond – 4.5″
  • McAlester – 4″

South Carolina

  • Pine Mountain – 5.3″
  • Salem – 4″

Tennessee

  • Newfound Gap – 5.2″
  • Gray – 4″

Massachusetts

  • Fall River – 4.5″
  • Did Boston finally get a little break? Yes, but Boston is on track to break there all-time snowiest season record.

Rhode Island

  • Bristol – 4.5″
  • Little Compton – 4.5″
  • Saunderstown – 4.5″

Georgia

  • Clayton – 4.3″
  • Lakemont – 4″

So much widespread snow, ice and freezing weather defies global warming and climate change. Climate changes alright. The Great Lakes are over 83% frozen for the second year in a row which is a huge increase in global freezing conditions and a rare event. All this and now three more Winter Storms – Winter Storm Remus, Winter Storm Sparta and Winter Storm Thor. Global warming? Ha Ha Ha.

 

Pandora-Quantum Double Wammy

Winter Storm Pandora and Winter Storm Quantum hit millions with a double wammy. First it was Pandora which came into its own on Wednesday February 20th and diminished late Saturday February 23rd and then came Quantum.

Both winter storms created havoc weather with ice, snow, sleet and cold temperatures. Washington D.C. broke a record for the day with 8.9 inches of snow. Here are some other snow accumulations for Pandora.

Winter Storm Pandora

Connecticut

  • Canton – 8″
  • Tolland – 8″
  • Somers – 7″
  • Bridgeport – 4″

Delaware

  • Wilmington Manor – 6.7″
  • Bear – 6.5″

Illinois

  • Springfield – 11.8″
  • Buffalo – 10″
  • Riverton – 9.5″
  • Payson – 7″
  • Sidell – 6.2″
  • Champion – 5.8″
  • Winchester – 5″

Indiana

  • St. Leon – 7″
  • New Castle – 6.5″
  • Indianapolis Int. Airport – 5.3″

Kentucky

  • Crittenden – 8″
  • Middlesboro – 6″

Maine

  • Surry – 9.3″
  • Hampden – 7″
  • Newcastle – 5″

Maryland

  • Damascus – 13″
  • Jefferson – 12″
  • Baltimore – 7.5″

Massachusetts

  • Southwick- 7″
  • Springfield – 5.1″

Missouri

  • Louisiana – 6.5″
  • Hannibal – 5.5″

New Hampshire

  • Jackson – 8″
  • North Conway – 6″
  • New Jersey
  • Bordentown – 6.6″
  • Princeton – 6″
  • Newark Liberty Inter. Airport – 4.4″

New York

  • Porter Corners – 10.2″
  • Staten Island – 5.4″
  • New York City Central Park – 4″

North Carolina

  • Francisco – 4″

Ohio

  • Harrison – 13″
  • Landen – 6″
  • Kenwood – 4.5″

Pennsylvania

  • Littlestown – 9″
  • Shrewsbury – 8″
  • Philadelphia International Airport – 4″

Rhode Island

  • Burrillville – 4.5″

Tennessee

  • Sneedville – 9″
  • Kingsport – 7″

Vermont

  • Somerset – 11″
  • Stowe – 8.1″

Virginia

  • Jonesville – 19″
  • New Castle – 18″
  • Roanoke – 8.8″

West Virginia

  • Rainelle – 24″
  • Droop Mountain – 23″
  • Cherry Grove – 18″
  • Elkins – 13″

The back to back winter storms of Pandora and Quantum were after the back to back winter storms of Neptune and Octavia. Next post is on Winter Storm Quantum which scored another knockout on global warming.

 

Record Cold

Record cold temperatures and record snow totals have put a freeze on global warming. Hundreds of daily low temp records were broken in just a three day period. The following records are a sample from some of the more popular cities all broken on February 20th.

Cleveland, Ohio broke their all-time low temperature record for the entire month of February on February 20th. The previous record was 16 below zero on February 10, 1899 – over 116 years ago. Cleveland, Ohio’s new record is 17 below zero.

  • Detroit, Mi – 12 below zero
  • Cincinatti, Oh – 12 below zero
  • Lynchburg, Va – 11 below zero “all-time record low for any day with records going back 122 years to 1893″
  • Pittsburg, Pa – 9 below zero
  • New York, N.Y. – 2 degrees above zero
  • Washington D.C. – 5 degrees above zero
  • Charlotte, N.C. – 7 degrees above zero
  • Atlanta, Ga – 16 degrees above zero
  • Jacksonville, Fl – 24 degrees above zero
  • Orlando, Fl – 33 degrees above zero

This is a quality video on the record cold for the third week of February.

http://youtu.be/UmefPeeZO9k

Scores of other new all-time record lows are now in the books including Flint, Michigan. Flint had a low temperature record of 21 degrees below zero on February 18, 1929. The new record for February 18th is 25 below zero and also tied the record low for any day in Flint.

Holland, Michigan has a new low temperature record of 11 below zero for the day of February 20th breaking the old record of 8 below from 1966. Grand Rapids, Michigan tied the low temperature record of 13 below zero for the day of February 18th. Other amazing record lows in Michigan:

  • Roscommon – 39 below zero
  • Rudyard – 37 below zero
  • Pellston – 34 below zero
  • Grayling – 32 below zero

Erie, Pennsylvania tied its previous all-time record low of 18 degrees below zero from January 19, 1994. The tied low temp came February 16th.

Jamestown, New York set an all-time record low of a staggering 31 degrees below zero on February 17th. Chicago is having its coldest February since 1875. Boston has now climbed into number two as the second snowiest winter season on record. Eastport, Maine has a new record of 109 inches of snow in just 23 days.

Record lows from northern Michigan to southern Florida are proof global freezing is here to stay. Twenty two deaths in the state of Tennessee alone are being blamed on freezing temperatures and ice. Tennessee was under a State of Emergency and a Code Red from frigid and dangerous weather.

Lexington, Kentucky hit 18 below zero. Richmond, Kentucky tied an all-time record low for the month of February of 32 below zero.


Winter Storm Octavia

Right on the heels of Winter Storm Neptune came Winter Storm Octavia. More amazing snow totals and record low temperatures followed Neptune and has kept Boston in mountains of snow almost unprecedented. An average Boston snow season is 41.3 inches and Boston has already seen more than 96 inches with three weeks of winter left.

Besides all the snow Boston has had the 2nd coldest February on record with only two days above freezing as of February 18th. Also, a brutal cold spell is on its way that is expected to break over one hundred lowest temperature records in just two days. Climate Change? Yes, climate has changed just like it does every winter or summer but this time in conditions that make climate change hype laughable.

Winter Storm Octavia caused some four million people to be under a wind chill warning. Also, a State of Emergency was declared by several Governors. The states include Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Nashville, Tennessee Mayor Karl Dean said emergency crewsresponded to 23 injury crashes and 182 non-injury accidents within 12 hours. Ice has been a huge problem in the state with Nashville leading the country for a while with flight cancellations. Sections of I-24, a major interstate in Tennessee, were closed by Murfreesboro and Antioch. Ice storms also caused havoc as far south as Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and South Carolina.

Low Temperatures

Erie, Pennsylvania tied their record low temperature of 18 degrees below zero on February 16th. The record was previously set January 19, 1994. Watertown, New York set a new record cold temperature for the month of February with a freezing 36 degrees below zero. Other global freezing temps include Syracuse, N.Y. At 17 below zero, Cleveland, Ohio 12 degrees below zero, Detroit 9 below zero and Flint, Michigan 21 below zero on February 16th.

Snow Totals

Lexington, Kentucky broke its daily snowfall record with 7 inches as well as Louisville with 6.3 inches. The Louisville previous record was 4.6 inches. Here is a listing of snow totals for several states affected by the widespread fury of Winter Storm Octavia.

Kentucky

  • Near Coleman – 18″
  • Eddyville – 13″
  • Princeton – 13″
  • Paducah – 10.8″
  • Lexington – 10.2″
  • Bowling Green – 9.6″
  • Louisville – 8.2″

Illinois

  • Eddyville – 13″
  • Karnak – 12″
  • Mermet – 12″
  • Metropolis- 12″
  • Anna – 11″
  • Jerseyville- 8″

Indiana

  • Bedford – 8.5″
  • Fredonia – 8″
  • Sulphur – 8″
  • Vevay – 8″

Maryland

  • Salisbury – 8″
  • Lusby – 6.5″

Missouri

  • Scott City – 12″
  • Cape Girardeau – 12″
  • Advance – 11.5″
  • Joplin – 6″
  • Springfield – 6″

New Jersey

  • Cape May – 7″
  • Brick Township – 6″

New York

  • Long Beach – 4″

North Carolina

  • Mount Jefferson – 5″
  • Boone – 4.5″

Ohio

  • Ironton – 8″
  • Ashland – 7″
  • Waverly – 7″

Oklahoma

  • Bartlesville – 6″

Pennsylvania

  • Lower Makefield Township – 5.5″
  • Levittown – 5″

Virginia

  • Clintwood – 12″
  • Grundy – 12″
  • Blacksburg – 8.5″
  • Lynchburg – 7″

West Virginia

  • Logan – 15″
  • Oceana – 14.5″
  • Huntington 11.1″
  • Bluefield – 9″
  • Beckley – 8″
  • Charleston- 7.1″

Tennessee

  • Clarksville – 6″
  • Westmoreland – 5.5″
  • Portland – 5″
  • Tiptonville – 5″

Delaware

  • Georgetown – 6″

Black ice also caused accidents, school, business and Government closings in the South and Northeast. Looks like global warming has taken a looooooong vacation.

Winter Storm Neptune

Winter Storm Neptune

The Northeast was hit with yet another winter storm The Weather Channel calls Neptune. More snow helped give Boston its snowiest month on record now. Winter Storm Neptune was so treacherous it caused pile-ups in several states. In Erie, Pennsylvania a pile-up of over 100 vehicles was reported with approximately 30 of the vehicles in actual accidents or spin outs.

Jim Cantore got real excited at the Thunder Snow as you can see in the video below – and who could blame him.

Extreme low temperatures were also reported like 8 degrees below zero on February 15th in Detroit, Michigan. International Falls, Minnesota reported 28 degrees below zero on February 12th. Some amazing snow totals from Winter Storm Neptune are in the mix below.

Maine

  • Robbinston – 27.4″C
  • Eastport     – 25.2″
  • Lubec         – 24″
  • York Beach  – 24″
  • York            – 21″

Massachusetts

  • South Dartmouth – 22.8″
  • Acushnet             – 22″
  • Ipswich               – 22″
  • New Bedford         – 20″
  • Boston                – 16.2″
  • Worcester            – 10.1″
  • Nantucket            –  9″
  • Andover               – 8″

New York

  • Cape Vincent   – 12″
  • Perrysburg     – 11.8″
  • Walworth       – 11.8″
  • East Amherst   –  8″
  • Buffalo        –  7″

New Hampshire

  • Seabrook   – 20″
  • Portsmouth – 15″
  • Washington – 14.5″
  • Rindge        – 14″
  • Warner        – 14″
  • Concord       – 11″
  • Nashua        – 10″
  • Lacona         –  8″
  • Keene          – 7.9″

New Jersey

  • Neptune Township – 6″
  • Toms River           – 5″
  • Connecticut

    • Moosup        – 9″
    • Staffordville  – 9″
    • Tolland         – 8.5″

    Michigan

    • Zeeland   – 8.5″
    • Wellston  – 7.4″
    • Fremont   – 7″
    • Grawn      – 7″

    Ohio

    • Shaker Heights – 8″
    • Near Chardon   – 7.5″

    Pennsylvania

    • Chandlers Valley – 6″
    • Cranesville         – 6″

    Rhode Island

    • Warren           –  14″
    • North Providence – 12.2″
    • West Warwick     – 11.8″

    Vermont

    • Woodford –   7.5″
    • Bennington – 6″

     Look for Global Freezings Winter Storm Octavia report coming soon. Information on Boston closing in on the snowiest winter season on record.

    Boston Sets 5 Snowfall Records

    The National Weather Servive has reported Boston broke their 30 day snowfall record set in 1978. The old record was 58.8 inches and the new record is 61.6 inches culminating on Monday morning February 9th.

    With this new record set in only 16 days and another major snowstorm expected Tuesday more snowfall records could be coming. The 40 day snowfall record set way back in 1945 has also just been broken with a new record of 72.8 inches.

    Boston just set a 7 day snowfall record last Monday February 2nd of 34.2 inches. The old 7 day record was 31.2 inches set in 1996. How many more snowfall records can Boston handle? Well, here are the 5 new snowfall records so far.

    • 40 Day – 72.8″
    • 30 Day – 72.6″
    • 20 Day – 71.8″
    • 14 Day – 64.4″
    •   7 Day – 40.5″

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said “Boston has seen an unprecedented amount of snow in the past 3 weeks and I’m asking residents to remain vigilant during this snow event.”

    Mayor Walsh is correct with Boston’s normal snowfall season seeing 43.9 inches of snow and the current season nearly 80 inches. The latest snow accumulation is from Winter Storm Marcus, the fourth in a row including Winter Storm Juno on January 27th which started the domino affect.

    Snow piles ten to twenty feet high along with snow drifts have created the need for the city to use its five snow farms. The farms employ industrial snow melters for the tens of thousands of tons of snow that are transported into the farms.

    Masses of Snow for Massachusettes

     

    Massachusettes was wholloped with masses of snow reaching historic levels. Several cities recorded snow levels at thirty inches or above. Even a decades long weather reporter said he had covered snow amounts at over twenty inches but never over thirty.

    Auburn and Lunenburg recorded the highest amount with thirty six inches of the white stuff. This and other listed snow depths are not from snow drifts but actual recorded measurements.

    • Auburn, Massachusettes – 36″
    • Lunenburg, Massachusettes – 36″
    • Worcester, Massachusettes  – 34.5″  most snow on record
    • Farmington, Massachusettes – 33.5″
    • Plymouth, Massachusettes – 28″
    • Boston, Massachusettes – 24.6″

    Besides the massive snow totals, wind gusts in excess of 70 mph were reported in Nantucket, Plymouth and Humarock, Massachusettes. Blowing snow and high winds were present in many areas making driving very dangerous. Boston reported actual blizzard conditions existed for approximately nine straight hours. The coast of Massachusettes was hit with damaging winds and water with offshore waves reaching over 30 feet high.

    Other states greatly affected by Winter Storm Juno included New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut and areas of New York state.

    New Hampshire 

    • Nashua – 33.2″
    • Hudson – 32″
    • Litchfield – 30″
    • near Londonderry – 25.4″
    • Merrimack – 18.5″

    Rhode Island

    • Burrillville – 26.5″
    • West Glocester – 24.4″
    • Glendale – 23.5″
    • Providence – 19.1″

    Maine

    • near Portland – 27.4″
    • near Lewiston – 27″
    • Wells – 24″
    • Portland – 23.8″
    • Gray – 22.4″

    Connecticut

    • Thompson – 33.5″
    • Putnam – 30″
    • Marlborough – 29.5″
    • West Hartford – 13″

    New York

    • Orient – 30″
    • South Hampton – 29″
    • Mattituck – 26.9″
    • LaGuardia Airport – 11.4″
    • JFK Int’L Airport – 10.7″
    • N.Y. Central Park – 9.8″

    Other “Honorable Mentions” are Manasquan, New Jersey 12″ – Kearny, New Jersey 9.1″, Ogletown, Pennsylvania 12″ and Mansfield, Ohio 8″.